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West Steak and Seafood

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4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits) (Cannon/Avenida Encinias)
+1 760-930-9100
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: An intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative...
An intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team. West Steak and Seafood provides the highest quality prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy "farm to table" experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from our own West Farm.
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  • 160
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best place for dinner in Carlsbad - away from the crowds

Steak, wine, salad, and a baked potatoe - a delectable American tradition and yet hard to find at this level of quality, and a fair price anywhere else in Carlsbad (and not be in a chain restaurant).

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
LeoEgo22
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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San Diego, California
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70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Steak, wine, salad, and a baked potatoe - a delectable American tradition and yet hard to find at this level of quality, and a fair price anywhere else in Carlsbad (and not be in a chain restaurant).

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La Quinta, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

After spending the day at Del Mar Racetrack, we retreated to West Steak and Seafood for a delightful evening. One of the highlights was our server, Willow -- gracious, soft spoken, and very competent. All four of us enjoyed steaks and they were tender and tasty. The only "soft complaint" would be that the creamed spinach was too saucy and... More 

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San Diego, California
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We enjoyed dinner with another couple the other night. From the outside, I thought the place was a bit unassuming, but inside we had the chance to absolutely relish a fantastic dinner. Our waiter was top notch. Knowledgeable, personable, but not obtrusive in any way. All of the dishes were nicely prepared including each of the beef dishes that were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The restaurant was very good. When we arrived i thought it was a little dark and that the decoration was not all that nice. At first i thought that the prices might be a little exagerated but after tasting the food i found out that the food quality to price relation is very good and the prices were justified. The... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

And I love that about this restaurant! The food was divine and the atmosphere was fantastic. I normally find upscale restaurants to be too stuffy, but this one is different! I had the filet with whipped potatoes and it was fantastic.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The service is wonderful. The steak is amazing, melt-in-your-mouth, delicious. There's always something interesting on the menu to try as well.

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Carlsbad, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Good food and great service. Going to the happy hour between 4:30 and 6:30 gets you a great meal and cocktail at a reduced price. The amount of food is slightly reduced which suits us as we are older and just don't eat as much any more. Highly recommend.

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Carlsbad, California
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132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Pleasant, clubby, not too noisy, dimmly lit bar, great wines by the glass, wonderful beer on tap, limited menu for happy hour. All the offerings are great. That drinks and food is offered at reduced prices really isn't enough to come here, but it's as good an excuse as any.

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Carlsbad, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Good food and average service but very expensive. We don't drink alcohol but we were constantly asked to order drinks although we said we only wanted water. I actually prefer Hunter Steakhouse for service and value, but as I said this is nice for special occasions.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We paid for our son, a Lieutenant at Camp Pendelton, and his wife to dine at West for their first wedding anniversary. They really looked forward to the dinner and were disappointed. They felt the restaurant did not live up to its reviews. Part of the problem may be that the young people (both 26) were given a lousy table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4980 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343 (Formerly West Steak Seafood Spirits)
    (Cannon/Avenida Encinias)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-930-9100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic

Description

An intimate and distinctive fine dining restaurant fused with a creative culinary team. West Steak and Seafood provides the highest quality prime steaks, chops, and seafood prepared to your taste. Enjoy a healthy "farm to table" experience with fresh vegetables picked daily from our own West Farm.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?